Meet the Authors of TalkEnglish!

Mary Snow completed her undergraduate degree at New York University and her Masters degree in Liberal Arts with concentrated coursework in English and History from Southern Methodist University. Her final project focused on the development of neuroscience-based educational strategies targeting cross-hemispheric multiple brain centers. Mary has been teaching English to national and international students since 1999 and spent ten years teaching and tutoring students at her alma mater: The Hockaday School, a national leader in female private boarding schools.


I have always had a heart for international students and culture. Developing and teaching in the TalkEnglish program has allowed me to marry my greatest passions: education, international relations, and my faith in Jesus. I am extremely grateful for friends who shared the Gospel with me in college. This experience unfolded a powerful and meaningful design for my life: serving international communities locally and abroad beyond the acclaims of education while witnessing life-impacting transformations through a divine message of God's love.


Ted Snow completed his undergraduate degree in Finance at Utah State University and graduated magna cum laude at the University of Dallas, receiving his MBA in Financial Planning. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, he served as an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas and is now the founding principal of his own firm. Ted currently specializes in helping families, professionals, and business owners strive to attain their financial goals and manage debt. Ted’s dedication to financial planning supports the financial needs of the TalkEnglish program. His passion for TalkEnglish program developed shortly after building homes in Honduras and teaching English classes in China.